Skills for Employability was the British Council’s 10 year, €30m global programme for skills until 2019. It operated in over 50 developing countries and supported over 100 partnership projects, 40 policy dialogues and worked with over 500,000 stakeholders face-to-face. The programme aimed to promote skills development and innovation by encouraging closer links between education, employers and policy makers in the UK and worldwide. Examples from the programme include:
- College leadership exchanges and partnership projects between colleges in South Africa and the UK which have resulted in new curricula, closer links with employers and increased employment rates for South African College graduates
- Improving the relevance of vocational curriculum in child protection centres in Morocco and improving their employer links, dramatically improving employment rates
- Supporting the establishment of Sector Skills Councils and new sector-based training centres in Egypt
- Supporting the introduction of new entrepreneurial curriculum modules in vocational colleges in Thailand and Pakistan
- Supporting the piloting of careers fairs and skills competitions in Tunisia, Pakistan and India.
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